A/n: This would be an angsty one for the masses. I'm just sick of how some people portray Kai to be a cold, angry bastard, then suddenly, just because he's found the love of his life, be it Rei/Takao/Max/whomever, he turns into a simpering, starry-eyed Romeo. This would just be an attempt of mine for Kai to love, but still be a bastard…which seems near impossible, unless I make it seem like he's some sort of a sadist with severe mental problems…* sweatdrops * Anyway, here it is, but with a certain yaoi twist to it.

I'll be using the Japanese name of Tyson, which would be Takao, by the way.

Oh, and homophobes, if this ain't your cup of tea, DON'T READ!

"Fool for love"

Max smiled contentedly as he basked in the warmth of the mug he was holding. Right now, hot chocolate with marshmallows was just what he needed to get his mind off some things that he didn't want to think about right now. Like the impending trip to Russia for the World Championships. " Lord knows how much I need to practice right now…" he mumbled to himself, sipping his chocolate. To some people, seeing this normally cheerful blond boy mutter darkly to himself was a bit unusual, but Max just needed to let go for once, and not be the Mr. Mary Sunshine that everyone expected him to be---

"Mornin' Max!"

Ah. Takao.

Max let a genuine smile grace his lips at the sound of his energetic team mate. "You really are a morning person, aren't you?"

Takao let out a bubbly laugh. "Of course! What would mornings be without me?" He sat down on the table beside his friend, darting his eyes left and right, looking for- what else?- food: The bane of Takao's existence. If Beyblading was what he loved most, then food came in a close second. "Or a tie" Max thought to himself. " No food yet?" Takao's smile considerably became smaller. Max chuckled and patted his eager friend's shoulder. " Don't worry, room service would come. You just have to wait a bit more."

Takao pouted and let out a shrill whine.

" But Maaaax…I'm hungry! And besides, you know I don't like to wait!"

Takao stood up and in a horribly exaggerated manner, opened his mouth and rubbed his stomach. His stomach, in return, let out a loud growling noise that literally shook the suite up.

"You're so funny, Takao!" Max giggled. "I don't even know why I put up with you!"

Takao blinked, suddenly, he looked down at his friend and let out a lecherous grin. "Maybe it's because you love me, Maxie." He said in a deep, solemn voice. Max looked up at him. "What?"

Takao batted his eyelashes playfully. "I know you like me, Maxie…"

Max laughed at Takao's ridiculous attempt at a seduction. Takao's face suddenly took on a look of pure confusion. "Huh? What's so funny?" He then flicked his bangs and posed, trying to look like one of those models in those fancy magazines. "How do I look, hmm?" Takao flashed his pearly whites.

Max laughed even harder.

"What the hell's going on in here?"

Both boys turned to look at the newcomer. Max suppressed an urge to gulp. "Boy, if looks could kill…"

And the look that their hazel-eyed, blue-haired captain was giving them could certainly commit murder by itself.

"Ah…Ohayo Kai-kun!" Max greeted cheerfully. ( 1 )

Kai's eyes narrowed to mere slits. Through it all, Takao remained unfazed. "Well, aren't you going to greet Max back, Mr. All Smiles at Morning?"

Kai almost let Takao get to him. Almost. Instead, he wisely decided to ignore the other boy's smart-ass comment, and let out a snort. Sitting down on one of the chairs in the Dining Table, he let out a scowl. "Where's Kenny?"

"Still sleeping, and he should be, after the work he's done yesterday on our Beyblades." Takao replied, with a touch of pride in his voice. "No one could possibly beat my Dragoon now…"

"But, where's Rei? Isn't he supposed to be awake by now?" Max blurted out in curiosity, not noticing the glare that Kai sent in his direction. " Takao even managed to wake up earlier than him!"

"Hey!" Takao shrieked indignantly.

"Well…" Kai's voice interrupted, "If both of you are so worried about him, why don't you go and get your lazy asses out of those chairs and LOOK!" Max almost fell on his chair by the sheer volume of Kai's order. Takao growled in reply. "You're the leader! Besides, you and Rei share a room! Why don't you look, you little son of a—"


All three turned to look at the owner of the soft, mild-mannered voice from the doorway. Takao suddenly felt his anger melt away. "Rei! How're ya this morning, pal?"

He leapt out of his chair and clutched Rei's arm like an overexcited five year old.

Max turned to smile at their raven-haired, Chinese friend. "Kai said you were still sleeping, so we were a bit apprehensive on waking you up." Rei glanced at Max, then shot a wary, almost scared look at Kai. "I…I thought we had practice today." Kai snorted yet again. "We do, just after we eat breakfast."

Takao grinned cheekily. "So, finally decided to cut us some slack, Oh, great leader?"

"Shut up"

Max quietly observed the banter between Takao and Kai, and noticed Rei to be a bit far off. "Rei-san…" At the mention of his name, he quickly looked up, and found his gaze locked with Max'. "What is it, Max?" He tried to appear jovial, but it came off as a fraud smile than anything else.

Max didn't even bother hiding his worry. "Are you feeling all right?" That was when he noticed the red marks on Rei's neck, faintly resembling fang marks. "Bite marks…how could that possibly---"

"I'm all right, Max" Rei replied. "Oh, God…what if he suspects?"

Max' eyes darted over to Rei's own. "Bloodshot? How could that happen? Unless…"

" You've been crying, haven't you?"

Rei swore to himself for not washing his eyes enough. "No…just got something in my eye…" He chuckled for effect. "Ah…silly me"

"You can tell me what's bothering you."

"Nothing's wrong."

Max sighed. "If you say so."

" Room Service! Yeeeeessss!!!" Takao screamed and started jumping around, bumping into Kai in the process.

"Shut up, you loud-mouthed, idiotic imbecile!"

No one noticed as Rei glanced at Kai, and with all his will power, suppressed a sob as he quickly looked away.

( 1 ) Ohayo! = Good morning!

Reviews always welcome! Tell me if I should continue or not! ^_^